Originally from Buenos Aires, Pietrapiana lives and works in New York City. His work explores the vulnerability of human nature as well as personal landscapes.
Pietrapiana has been awarded with the Sheldon Berg Award (USA), was selected by the City of NY for a temporary mural, the LTA Program of the Guggenheim Museum, the Chashama Residency Program as well as the Space Residency in LIC. His work has been exhibited at Exit Art NY, AES Gallery NY, Local Project NY, The Queens Museum of Art NY and Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, among other venues. His work is part of the Pfizer Corporate Collection, Springfield Museum of Art and private collections.
In 2017 he was selected for an outdoor installation in LIC, Queens as part of the DOT Art Program of the City of New York.
  Exhibitions
2020 CultureLab LIC, Six Perspectives curated by Chuck Baker, NY
  The Re Institute, Together in isolation, group installation, NY
  Local Project, In Between, curated by John Baber-Juan Hinojosa
2019 El Bodegon Cultural de Los Vilos, Sistema Vital Referencias
Ximena Izquierdo + Cristian Pietrapiana, curated by Jorge Colvin, Chile
  The Climate Museum, #PathwaysToClimate, artists' feed, NY
  The Plaxall Gallery, NY "Inexcusable", solo show curated by Norma Homberg
2018 SaveArt Space x Con Artist, Gallery and Public Art Billboard exhibition
The Plaxall Gallery, NY "fever", curated by Repetto & Larrosa
JCAL, Jamaica Center for the Arts, NY, "We Are All Tourists [keeping] Diaries", solo show
Local Project, NY, "We Are All Tourists [keeping] Diaries", solo show
MoMA PS1, Artists Book Fair
2017 Selected artist for the DOT Art Program of the City of New York, outdoor installation “We Are All Tourists”
MoMA PS1 Artists Book Fair, participating artist with the Argentine Cultural Ministry.
2016 Argentine Consulate in New York, solo show in celebration of the Bicentennial of Argentina's independence: "tierrabierta/openland"
2015 El Bodegon Cultural de Los Vilos, Chile, solo show: "Es Todo Cuento"
2014 Connections/Conexiones, Gold Arts Center, NY
Bienal Nacional de Dibujo Quilmes, Museo Roverano, Bs.As.
2013 "Lined-up", Fardom Gallery at The Space, NY
2012 Diego Salazar Gallery, NY, 'Visions & Emotions', curated by E. Ruiz
2011 M55 Art Gallery, LIC, NY, "In The Place We Live" curated by Carolina Peñafiel & Assa Bigger
2/20 Gallery-NYC, Recurrent curated by AES Gallery NY
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC-NY, Selected works Made in LIC Group Exhibition
2010 Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC-NY, Small Works Group Exhibition.
Babel, Space 37, NY, group show curated by Hector Canonge, QMAD.
XXV Salon del Tango ilustrado ‘Sigfredo Pastor’, group show, Buenos Aires.
2009 AES Gallery, LIC, NY “Pietrapiana/Paintings”, solo show.
Catalogo-Galeria de Arte, Espiritu Circular, group show curated by Sole Jordan, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Artomat Gallery, LIC, NY, “Zeitgeist” curated by Christopher Lee.
2008 Queens Museum of Art, NYC, “Framing Aids”, group show curated by Ada Cintron and Hector Canonge.
The Space Gallery, NYC, “Crowded”, solo show.
2007 Chashama, Summer Residency Group Show, NY.
Local Project, Secrets of Queens, group exhibition curated by Carolina Peñafiel.
2006 Local Project, NYC, “ties & tides”.
2004 Exit Art, NYC –group show The Presidency- Curators: J. Ingberman-Papo Colo.
2000 Texas Fine Arts Association, TX –group exhibition Transcending Limits, curator: Don Bacigalupi.
1998 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC –group exhibition, curator: Ealan Wingate, Gagosian Gallery NY.
Tweed Gallery, NYC –New American Art Show group exhibition, organized by the Office of the Mayor of New York City.
1997 Lincoln Center, Cork Gallery, NYC –group exhibition-
Armory Art Center, Colaciello Gallery, W.Palm Beach, FL. –group exhibition-
1996 Nicholas Davis Gallery, NYC –group exhibition-
Latin American Art in the 90’s, NYC –group exhibition at St. John’s University, Fine Arts Department-
Texas Fine Arts Association, TX –group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Smith, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.-
Hispanic Week at Avon, NYC –group exhibition in collaboration with the Museo del Barrio.-
1995 Pleiades Gallery, NYC –group exhibition curated by Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Museum.-
Muse Gallery, Kansas City –group exhibition.-
1994 Espacio Giesso, Buenos Aires –solo exhibition.-
Florida Museum of Hispanic & Latin American Art, Miami –group exhibition.-
Montclair State Art Gallery, NJ. –group exhibition curated by William Zimmer, Art Critic, N.Y.Times.-
Art Center of Northern New Jersey, NJ –group exhibition.-
New Mexico Art League, NM. –group exhibition-
1992 Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires –solo exhibition invited by Miguel Briante.-
Alexandria Museum of Art, LA –group exhibition.-
1991 Gelabert Studios, NYC –group exhibition.-
   
  Awards/Commissions/Residencies
2018 AIR, Drop Forge & Tool, Hudson, NY
2015 El Bodegon Cultural de Los Vilos, Chile, Artist in Residency and leading creative workshop
2007 The Space, Studio Residency Program, LIC, NY.
Chashama Summer Residency Program.
2006 Grant. American Forum for Global Studies (China)
1996 The Sheldon Bergh Award –USA-
Guggenheim Museum. Guest artist invited to design a workshop for the LTA Program, NYC.
1995 Cover for Emece’s best novel of the year “Latas de cerveza en el Rio de la Plata”, Buenos Aires.
1992 Mural sponsored by Mayor D.Dinkins, City of New York, Smoking Prevention Program, NYC.
   
  Collections
  Pfizer Inc., Corporate Collection, New York.
  The Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, USA.
  Private Collectors.
   
  Studies
1998 Lehman College-CUNY, MA Social Studies, New York.
1986/88 Painting workshops in Buenos Aires.
1985 Universidad Del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Social Communication.
© 2010 Cristián Pietrapiana. All rights reserved